Shanghai commercial photographer Derryck Menere recently posted this beautiful video, his first completed attempt at making a short film with the Canon EOS 5D mkII. This is a wonderful example of the potential of the latest generation of HD capable digital SLR cameras. Continue reading “Sun Shower Video with 5D mkII”
Though the first test was a success, the experiment left me wondering if I could take it one step further and throw my Canon EF 2X II extender into the mix to get an effective 2400mm combination to work.
Earlier this month I discussed my preliminary experiment with the Nikkor-P 1200mm f/11 lens on a Canon EOS 5D using a third-party adapter. Though the first test was a success, the conditions under which I took my first photographs of the moon with this combination were less than ideal. High humidity and intermittent cloud cover from our annual monsoon season in Tucson affected the clarity of the images, and I was left to wonder what the results would be under better conditions. Also, the last experiment left me wondering if I could take the test one step further and throw my Canon EF 2X II extender into the mix to get an effective 2400mm combination to work.
Continue reading “Nikkor-P 1200mm + 5D + EF 2X II”
I’ve learned a lot about WordPress, tuned up my HTML and CSS skills, missed out on quite a bit of sleep, and enjoyed nearly every minute of the process – all thanks to the many wonderful tools that the WordPress community has made available to the public.
I’ve spent the past few weeks working with WordPress to set up various elements that I’ve wanted to include in my website, and I’m pleased to say that the design phase of the news and information section is now complete. If you read my previous post on integrating WordPress into my site, it’s obvious that what you see now is worlds away from what I started with. Along the way, I’ve learned a lot about WordPress, tuned up my HTML and CSS skills, missed out on quite a bit of sleep, and enjoyed nearly every minute of the process – all thanks to the many wonderful tools that the WordPress community has made available to the public. Continue reading “Up and running…”
Like photography, modeling is a business. Do you really have what it takes? And where does one even begin?
You’ve got the look. People are always telling you that you should get into modeling. Well, it may or may not be obvious, but just as photography is about more than just having a good camera, modeling is about far more than simply how you look. Like photography, modeling is a business. Do you really have what it takes? And where does one even begin?
Check out modelingtip.com for a wealth of information and advice for aspiring models and actors, from how to get started with a portfolio to working with agencies, and everything in-between.
But there have been times when I have wanted to share more than just a portfolio of my work – perhaps to share the areas of photography that interest me, yet fall outside of the categories that define my professional life
I’ve long been looking for a way to incorporate an informational section into my website, but until recently I wasn’t sure about how to approach the task. My primary objective when designing the various iterations of my website has always been to focus on the presentation of my photography. After all, it’s what I do, and what can speak more about my art than the art itself? So I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about what to show and how to present it as simply as possible without distraction. And in that respect I think I’ve succeeded – at least until I figure out a better way.
Continue reading “Integrating a blog into my site”
On my latest trip to Colorado, my father sent me home with his old Nikkor-P 1200mm f/11-f/64 lens, as well as a monster tripod to support the beast. Here are the specs on the lens from the original manual:
- Picture Angle: 2°
- Construction: 5 elements in 5 groups
- Aperture Diaphragm: Manual
- Minimum Aperture: f/64
- Distance Scale: Graduated down to 143ft (43m)
- Filter: 122mm screw-in
- Dimensions: 135mm x 732mm, 922mm long with focusing unit
- Weight: 3.1kg, 4.3kg with focusing unit
Additionally, it has built-in telescoping lens hood, and came with a 135mm slip-on feather front cap, a slip-on leather rear cap, the focusing unit, and a wooden case. According to Malaysian Internet Resources, “this used to be the longest regular-type Nikkor super telephoto lens for 35mm photography. Magnification is an amazing 24 times that of the 50mm normal lens. The lens was used to be highly useful in photojournalism, sports, wildlife and other types of photography during those days.” Continue reading “Nikkor-P 1200mm on a Canon EOS 5D: Are you kidding me?”